- Released: September 1, 2003
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Capitol
Vibe - 12/93-1/94, p.154
"...[FIRST CHRISTMAS] has the always gorgeous voice of CeCe, who does serious justice to 'Silver Bells' and turns 'Jingle Bells' into a buppie love extravaganza..."
- 1.Jingle Bells
- 2.Silver Bells
- 3.Give Me A Star
- 4.Joy To The World
- 5.I Love You
- 6.Silent Night, Holy Night
- 7.Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
- 8.White Christmas
- 9.Ooh Child
- 10.For Unto Us (A Child Is Born)
- 11.All Because
- 12.The First Noel
Personnel: Bebe Winans, Cece Winans, Mom & Pop Winans (vocals); David Anderson (acoustic guitar); Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar); Kelly E. O'Neal (saxophone); David Foster, Marc Harris, David Hamilton (keyboards); Cedric Caldwell (keyboards, programming); Jim Ferguson (acoustic bass); Victor Caldwell (bass); Dana Davis, James Blair (drums); Margaret Bell, Katinas, Gale Mayes, Ann McCrary, Demetrius, Alexander, Denotra Sharpe, Kim Fleming, Ashley Love, Alvin Love, Desmond Morison, Marvie Wright, Angie Winans (background vocals); London Session Orchestra Ltd., Nashville String Machine.
Producers: Benjamin Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Greg Nelson, David Foster, Steve Harvey.
Engineers include: Victor Caldwell, Mike McCarthy, Matt Still.
FIRST CHRISTMAS was nominated for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Winans' remarkably soulful vocals electrify holiday classics like "Jingle Bells," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" on First Christmas, a seasonal collection ideal for fans of the contemporary gospel sound. ~ Marvin Jolly